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The 2018 Ottawa Improv Festival features improvisational comedy and theatre — totally made up on the spot — from some of the top performers from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Boston. The festival runs three nights (March 1 and 3) at Arts Court Theatre and Studio.

How do I buy tickets?

Get your tickets online ahead of time through these links:

Thursday 7 pm (all night)

Friday 7 pm (early show)

Friday 9 pm (late show)

Friday all-night pass

Saturday 7 pm (early show)

Saturday 9 pm (late show)

Saturday all-night pass

All-festival pass

(Check the schedule page to see what’s playing each night)

How do I buy tickets in-person?

The box office at Arts Court opens at about 6 pm each night.

Here is the address:
Arts Court Theatre
2 Daly Avenue, K1N 6E2
Take Elevator “B” to the 2nd Floor

WARNING: The Ottawa Improv Festival has sold out our Saturday evening shows in advance for the last two years. The Friday shows have also sold out on the nights of. If you want to guarantee yourself a seat, we highly recommend you buy tickets online ahead of time (see above) to avoid disappointment.

What time do I show up?

The box office opens at 6 pm each night. The Studio, where we will have seating and a bar, will be open by 6:30 pm. Shows start at 7 pm each night. On Friday and Saturday, there are additional shows at 9 pm and 11 pm.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Email us at